Saharan dust over Canary Islands

Saharan dust over Canary Islands
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This series of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite shows a a dust storm from Africa’s Sahara Desert blowing out over the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Data Date:

    April 21, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 28, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration